Information for Parents – Bronze Expedition 20 May

Introduction

This is for SEEE Bronzes.  Friday evening and night will be run as a practice, with the assessed expedition starting on Saturday morning.

Data Protection

The majority of the personal information we hold is provided directly by parents or legal guardians of youth members through data held in digital form such as Online Scout Manager(OSM), in paper or verbally. Your OSM data is electronically shared between SEEE and other Scout sections you may be a member of. This detail is required so that we can register your young person for the event. Sensitive (special category) data about your young person is required so that we can offer additional support if required and keep your young person safe whilst in our care.

Safety

All activities will be run in accordance with The Scout Association’s safety rules. No responsibility for personal equipment/clothing and effects will be accepted by the organisers and The Scout Association does not provide automatic insurance cover in respect to such items.

Event

SEEE Bronze DofE Expedition

Date

20 – 22 May 2022

Location

Bonaly Scout Centre and Pentland Hills

Meeting Place and Time

Friday 20 May 17:15 at junction of Kirkgate and Harlaw Road https://goo.gl/maps/mTosdQs1hegZpUr98 .  Please share transport where possible and minimise problems for local road users.  If you do not have access to transport, please contact us as soon as possible.

Collection Place and Time

Sunday 22 May16:00 at Harlaw car park https://goo.gl/maps/vJqcRCfSLk8snG8b6

Cost £15

Activities

Training hike and camp on Friday the expedition in Pentland Hills.  Camping at Bonaly both nights.

Clothing and Equipment

Bring along Clothing and Personal kit in your rucsac , and come dressed to spend the time outdoors and in the Pentlands.  Wear your necker throughout.  You must have suitable footwear and waterproofs – borrow if you need to.  If you have been issued with tent, stove etc by your Explorer Leaders, bring this along.  Bring your compass.  Remember that on an expedition you bring the things you really need, and not too much.  Your rucsac should not weigh more than 25% of your body weight. 

Ticks

Because of the risk of being bitten by a tick carrying Lyme disease or other infections, we recommend that shorts should not be worn, and trousers should be tucked into socks.  Explorers should check for ticks regularly.  Information is available in a DofE leaflet.

Food
Explorers should eat before their hike (about 1½ hours walking) on Friday and bring food for Friday evening and Saturday morning. They should bring plenty of snacks for whole expedition, and enough boil-in-bag or dehydrated meal sachets to cook for evening meal on Saturday.  Sachets of soup and/or chocolate would be useful. NO NUTS PLEASE.
Water
You should carry 1 litre of water and a separate bottle to top up.
Preparation
Install the OS Locate app on your phone, and register your phone for the emergency text service.

Further Details (including supervision arrangements as appropriate)

Leaders supervise hike and tent pitching on Friday and packing on Saturday morning.  When packed, the assessed expedition will start, and supervision will be remote.

Leader in Charge

Lee Curtis

Contact Details before event

expeditions@sesscouts.org.uk

Contact Details during event 20-22 May
Parents may contact us during the activity on 0730 555 2961 (John) or 07815781801 (Lee).

Consent

By accepting the invitation to this event on OSM and/or your Explorer attending you confirm that:

  1. You have checked that information on any disabilities, medical conditions, allergies, medication currently being taken, contact with infectious diseases over the last three weeks, additional needs or cultural needs that organisers might need to be aware of are and will remain up to date on the Personal Details section of OSM.
  2. At least two different contact phone numbers are provided and that an adult will be available at all times during the event should we need to contact you urgently for support.
  3. Individuals will not travel to the event if they are experiencing Covid-like symptoms.
  4. You have noted the arrangements and agree to your young person taking part.